Laetitia Beck has found lots of success as a junior golfer, including a win this year at the Verizon Junior Heritage over a field that included the top-ranked Alexis Thompson. Now Beck is back for her last stretch as a junior golfer before the heads to Duke next fall. The junior star was recently featured in an article by Julie Williams from GolfWeek.com:
Confidence might be the key word for this soft-spoken 18-year-old. As her instructor at the IMG Academy, Kevin Collins, sees it, confidence could be the biggest obstacle standing between Beck and wild success. Collins can't name any aspect about Beck's game that needs special attention, but instead thinks her jump to the next level will depend on personal growth. He describes his student as intensely shy, but one who doesn't like the idea that other players are better than her.
"She was comfortable back in second place and she hit the gas again," Collins said of Beck's late-round charge at the Annika. "That's the kind of thing that if she gets over, she's going to be there, from a contention standing, in every event she plays."
Even though she doesn't show much emotion during a round, Beck is a player who makes a big enough statement with her scorecard, resume and work ethic that she doesn't need to do much more explaining. When she does open up, however, a pretty unique story comes out.